Scenario: You’re in California. You have a cold that has congested your sinuses so much that you can barely breathe. You run to the pharmacy to pick up your favorite pseudoephedrine-containing formula only to find out that it’s only sold behind-the-counter and that the pharmacy is going to collect information about you. As you hand over your info, you long for a simpler time when cocaine flowed like wine (literally), and morphine was routinely given to babies.
If you’re looking for this sort of nostalgia, or you just want to see some entertaining psychoactive drug-containing products from the pre prohibition era, the University of Buffalo has an interesting little photo gallery for you.
Our favorites are the Pope-endorsed cocaine wine, and Mrs. Winslow’s Soothing Syrup for Children… now with morphine!